Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad

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This easy Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad is always the most popular side dish at parties and potlucks!

This easy Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad is always the most popular side dish at parties and potlucks!

We had a barbecue over the weekend and I was going to make spinach artichoke dip, but I didn’t want to turn on the oven because it was hot outside and I didn’t want to heat up our house even more. So instead, I made Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad. You can’t go wrong with a pasta salad during the hot summer months, especially this one!

If you like Spinach Artichoke Dip, you will LOVE this easy Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad! It is a great side dish for parties and potlucks.

If you like the classic spinach artichoke dip, you will love this easy pasta salad. It has all of the same flavors of the beloved dip, but in pasta salad form. The pasta salad is creamy with spinach, artichokes, and Parmesan cheese.

Easy Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad Recipe is perfect for potlucks and parties!

A few tips for making the pasta salad:

  • I use DeLallo whole wheat pasta, but you can use your favorite pasta. Gluten-free is fine too.
  • For the dressing, I use a mixture of plain Greek yogurt, olive oil mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, green onions, Italian seasoning and crushed red pepper. The dressing makes the pasta salad creamy and delicious.
  • Salt the pasta salad after adding the Parmesan cheese because the Parmesan cheese will add salt to the dish. Season to taste.
  • The salad can be made in advance. Keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
  • I like to add fresh basil to the pasta salad before serving, but that is optional.

Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad is an easy side dish for potlucks and parties

This Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish for all of your summer potlucks and parties. It also makes a great summer dinner. I like to serve it with watermelon slices and grilled corn…my idea of the perfect summer meal! And the 4th of July is right around the corner, add this pasta salad to your holiday menu!

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Spinach Artichoke Pasta Salad

If you like the classic spinach artichoke dip, you will love this easy spinach artichoke pasta salad!
4.2 from 10 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta such as fusilli or penne whole wheat or gluten-free is fine
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise I use olive oil mayo
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 15 oz cans artichoke hearts, drained
  • 3 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, combine the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
  3. Drain the pasta and run cold water over it. Place the pasta in the large bowl with the Greek yogurt mixture. Stir until pasta is coated in the creamy dressing. Add the artichoke hearts, chopped spinach, green onions, and Parmesan cheese. Stir again. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Garnish with fresh basil, if using. Serve.
  4. Note-the pasta salad will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. Hello. I made this salad yesterday evening with not satisfactory results. I used fusilli gluten free pasta as I have Celiac disease. It turned out very dry and had very little flavor so I was very disappointed. I actually had a 12 oz package of pasta versus a pound so actually it should have been even more creamy. A day later today, it is just as dry and flavorless. I followed the ingredients and directions exactly. I would need to double the dressing but still don’t THInk it would have enough flavor in that dressing.

  1. I’d love to make this for a Fourth of July cookout. I can’t stand the taste of mayo , though. Would you suggest subbing goat cheese or cream cheese? Thanks so much!

    1. I really don’t like mayo either, that is why I used mostly Greek yogurt and I used olive oil mayo. But if you don’t want to use it all, you can use all Greek yogurt. I think goat cheese would be good, but it will change the flavor.

    1. The recipe uses Greek yogurt, if you don’t want to use mayo, you can use more Greek yogurt…or sour cream would work too!


  2. Great recipe! Easy to make and delicious. Nice mix of flavors and like that it’s made with mostly yogurt as opposed to all mayonnaise. I used the olive oil mayo as suggested. 


  3. I just made this recipe today, and I loved it! I’ve been on the look out for a great pasta salad because they have such a bad reputation, too much mayo, no flavor! This one is delicious! I loved the creamy dressing and artichokes!! My only change was baby spinach instead of regular spinach so I didn’t have to chop it! Thank you!


  4. Delicious. Really tasted like Spinach & Artichoke dip—-but summer pasta salad style. Made A LOT! I used a 7 ounce container of 2% plain Greek yogurt. I assumed (correctly I believe) that I needed fresh spinach, and a 5 ounce bag of baby spinach did the trick. (It looked like a lot, but was the perfect amount.) Oh, and your photo looked like cavatappi pasta, which I used. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  5. I am planning on making this tomorrow . I am assuming from looking at the pictures that the spinach is uncooked. 


  6. I made this salad as is and I’ve made it adding things to it (Halved grape tomatoes, red bell pepper, shallots, and bacon).  It’s delicious.  Thanks. 


  7. We made this July 2018 while camping at Mile High Campground in NC. Perfect for a hot summer day or pot luck. I added shrimp and /or chopped ham for the meat. I also added chopped cherry tomatoes. The dish turned out near PERFECT! I use Aldi’s stripped green & white spinach bow tie noodles which added even more color.

  8. This looks yummy. Want to make this but for just two of us. Can I halve the recipe? Also in your pics it looks like there is something sprinkled on top (little brown bits) ??

    1. Yes, you can half it. Those are crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick, you can leave them off if you wish.


  9. Just made this and was so pleased with the results! I forgot to buy Greek yogurt so I used all mayo and it still was not too heavy. Great flavor and texture! Thanks for a delicious lunch for the week!

  10. I made this delicious salad twice. First time as directed, second time I added canned tuna (fork flaked) and a little extra Greek yogurt. A complete meal and delish. Thank you!!

  11. This looks so good! I usually buy nonfat plain Greek yogurt, would that turn out or should I get the regular? Thanks!

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